My husband and I enjoyed a pleasant hike among the sequoias and pines at Mariposa Grove in the southern portion of Yosemite. Head out early to avoid the crowds who hit this popular spot to see the 2,700-year-old Grizzly Giant sequoia in the Lower Grove. During the off-seasons, The Upper Grove and Outer Loop trails provide more solitude and the opportunity to walk across fallen trees and immerse yourself in nature. Grab water and snacks at the mini grocery near the Wawona Hotel to enjoy while taking a break on a log during your hike.
Visited Mariposa Grove early Sunday morning on Supoerbowl Day . We were the first ones to walk in the forest of huge trees. After about 90 minutes of walking through in complete awe we walked out. I turned around for another glimpse and saw the sunrays shining through the trees creating the rainbow. My Sony Ericsson W995 cellphone camera captured the moment far better than my regular camera!. It was perfect.